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‘Spotlight’ wins big at the SAG Awards

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From left: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo introduced a clip from “Spotlight” at Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The film won top honors at the event.
From left: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo introduced a clip from “Spotlight” at Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The film won top honors at the event.REUTERS

We'll call the results of the Screen Actors Guild Awards a win for Massachusetts.

The Boston film "Spotlight" — the drama about the Globe's Spotlight team investigation of the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal — took home the night's big prize, the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Star Michael Keaton, who plays the Globe's Walter Robinson in the film, moved the crowd by saying that the film is not just for the survivors of sexual abuse in the church, but also for all of the disenfranchised. "This is for every Flint, Mich., in the world," he said, referring to the Midwest city's water crisis. "This is for the powerful who take advantage of the powerless."

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The "Spotlight" cast includes Newton's John Slattery, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams, whose date to the show was her real-life counterpart, the Globe's Sacha Pfeiffer. After the win, Liev Schreiber, who plays former Globe editor Marty Baron in the film, tweeted a pic of his SAG statue with the note, "Thanks Marty this one's for you."

Medfield's Uzo Aduba brought her prom date to the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night. After winning the prize for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series for her scene-stealing role on "Orange Is the New Black," she tweeted to fans that the man at her side was Mark Crowley, who also went to Medfield High. "He asked me to the prom, I said yes. I asked him to SAGs, he said yes," she tweeted with photos of both events. Aduba graduated in 1999.

The cast of "Spotlight" accepting its SAG award:


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